Within the studio, Sophie's core interests revolve around notions of failure and ideas of what success could be, attempting to overcome ‘failure’ by making and remaking: failure as success, as subject, as object. She primarily works on canvas using acrylics, oil pastels, and charcoal with a variety of tools to build up a history of marks and a narrative arc. She considers her practice to be multidisciplinary, using photography and sculpture as painting aides and accomplices. Subject matter is constructed with loose characters and objects inhabiting barren interiors and exteriors in an exploration of familiarity, sentiment, and the bizarre.
Sophie Lourdes Knight is a multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in London, UK. Sophie studied at the Wimbledon College of Art, UK and California College of the Arts, USA, graduating with a BFA in 2014. She currently lives and works in London, UK where she is an MFA candidate at the Slade School of Fine Art (2022). Her work has recently been shown in solo exhibitions at Zevitas Marcus in Los Angeles, CA (2018), Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, MA (2018), and Esqueleto, CA as well as group exhibitions at the Royal Academy in London, ASC Gallery in London, the San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art, CA, Southern Exposure, CA, the Golden Foundation, NY and Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley, CA. She is a co-curator of the RELAY Exhibition Series in Oakland, CA, and a 2019 & 2020 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation awardee. She has recently participated in residencies at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts in New Berlin, NY (2019) and PADA in Lisbon, Portugal (2020).
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